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Sugar study is sweetener for stem cell science
Date:7/22/2008

Science Centre at the University.

A recent 300,000 upgrade to five laboratories has led to a new biomaterials and tissue engineering research facility being established and has helped transform what was a very small interest in The School of Materials into a major focus of future work.

The upgrade, funded by the Royal Society Wolfson Foundation, is paving the way for cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular biology, stem cell culture and nanofabrication,

A new confocal microscope that produces high-resolution 3D optical images has also been installed thanks to 250,000 funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

The new labs in the Materials Science Centre form part of the UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration, which was established in 2006 with a 1.5 million grant from the Northwest Regional Development Agency and involves researchers from across the university


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Contact: Alex Waddington
alex.waddington@manchester.ac.uk
University of Manchester
Source:Eurekalert

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